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Wanted man bolts from police officers

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A wanted felon was taken into custody Thursday afternoon – after reportedly bursting through a screen door as he tried to escape capture. Authorities were seeking Lyle Djoe Lee, 37, on multiple felony warrants out of Gregg and Smith Counties, ultimately tracking him to a residence in south Kilgore.

Memorial Day weekend includes tax break on Energy Star items

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Texas families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. Both take place Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. The Texas Comptroller’s office estimates shoppers will save about $12.6 million in state and local sales taxes during the Memorial Day weekend sales tax holidays.

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Sabine Middle School students earn math honors

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Sabine Middle School students are celebrating an academic victory after a group of sixth through eighth-graders earned trophies and high rankings at a state mathematics competition in San Antonio at the end of April. Texas Math and Science Coaches Association hosted the state meet the weekend of April 27-28. Students displayed their skills in a variety of mathematics-based competitions.

Kilgore man dies in wreck on I-20 Friday morning

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A 56-year-old Kilgore man died on Interstate 20 early Friday morning, reportedly struck by a passing vehicle while he was pushing his own. According to a Department of Public Safety release, James Michael Evans was traveling westbound on I-20 in a 2003 Ford Ranger when the vehicle experienced mechanical problems. He and a passenger exited the truck and began pushing it shortly before 2 a.m.

DPS ramps up enforcement for Memorial Day

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AUSTIN – This Memorial Day weekend, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining law enforcement efforts across the state to help keep Texas roadways safe and encourage motorists to practice safe driving habits. From Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27, DPS Troopers will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, as well as drivers violating speed limit, seat belt and other traffic laws.